Talk:Governor of Illinois

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Numerous inaccuracies:

The Governor of Illinois is limited to two four-year terms. Incorrect. The state constitution sets no limit on the number of terms a governor may serve. (Article V, Section 2)

Inauguration takes place on the first Monday in January following a gubernatorial election. Incorrect. The state constitution names the second Monday of January after election. (Article V, Section 2)

required to be at least thirty-five years old Incorrect. The state constitution sets the age requirement at 25. (Article V, Section 3)

required to be a United States citizen for fourteen consecutive years previous to election Partially correct. The governor must be a US citizen, but there is nothing in the state constitution requiring 14 years of citizenship. (Article V, Section 3)

required to have have been a resident of Illinois for ten consecutive years previous to election Incorrect. State constitution says three years. (Article V, Section 3)

barred from other professions or paid positions during the term Incorrect. The state constitution sets no such requirement, and legal scholars generally agree that the language of the constitution would preclude the General Assembly from imposing additional requirements. (Article V, Section 3)

I have corrected the article accordingly. --Chicago Jason, jasonswebaddress@yahoo.com

I have protected the article for now because with the recent news it's become a target for vandalism. 47of74 (talk) 16:55, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Corruption removal[edit]

The corruption is just a trivia fact, and has no basis in this article, as only 4 out of dozens is such a small percentage, that I request it be removed. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.0.33.231 (talk) 01:23, 23 December 2011 (UTC)


"Chief Executive" Describing the Governor of Illinois as "chief executive" is misleading. The governorship is one of several executive offices created by the Constitution of 1970, whose occupants are elected directly by the voters, and whose duties and responsibilities are defined by the constitution and by statute. Those other executive officers, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Treasurer, the Comptroller, and the Secretary of State are often styled "constitutional officers" but their functions in state government are without a doubt executive, and within the bounds of their offices, as laid out in the constitution and statutes,they are not subject to the Governor.